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|Embracing Israel/Palestine: Booksigning and Talk by Rabbi Michael Lerner|
|Date||Thursday January 26|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
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|The NEW Resource Center for Nonviolence building: 612 Ocean Street, across the street from the University Inn and Conference Center|
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Noted activist and author Rabbi Michael Lerner has been working on Israel/Palestine issues since the eighties. Lerner has doctorates in psychology and philosophy as well as rabbinical training and decades as an activist, all of which he brings to bear in his efforts to help bring peace with justice to Palestine and Israel. Recently his public support of the Goldstone Report (on Israel's Cast Lead attack on Gaza in 2008/09) led to vandalism of his home by fundamentalist zionists. Lerner has often criticized people in the Radical Left movements of anti-Semitism (against Jews).
Lerner cofounded Tikkun magazine, the Institute of Labor and Mental Health and the Network of Spiritual Progressives. Lerner is head of the Bay Area's Beyt Tikkun congregation. His books include Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul, The Politics of Meaning, Surplus Powerlessness: The Psychodynamics of Everyday Life and the Psychology of Individual and Social Transformation, Healing Israel/Palestine, and, most recently, The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right. He also co-authored Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin with Cornel West. In 2005, Lerner received the King Gandhi Ikeada Community Builders Prize from Morehouse College in Atlanta.